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The Wire episodes

- 30 - Season 5, Episode 10

In the series finale, Carcetti reacts to a damaging report from Pearlman and Daniels, Haynes finds little support from the bosses for his concerns about a reporter's work, McNulty tries to put an end to the homeless case, Dukie seeks out an old mentor and a wake is staged for another fallen officer. read more

Late Editions Season 5, Episode 9

Freamon's hard work pays off with a promising lead, though McNulty isn't in the mood to celebrate. read more

Clarifications Season 5, Episode 8

Carver gets a change of scenery when the police department shifts its resources; Carcetti is forced to take risks with his political future; Haynes delves deeper into Templeton's work; Sydnor has a breakthrough on an important case; Fletcher continues his research with Bubbles. read more

Took Season 5, Episode 7

McNulty becomes a popular figure after he and Lester cook up another scheme for the homeless case; Davis seeks the best legal assistance money can buy for his day in court; Michael endures a couple of scares from opposite sides of the law; Gus goes outside the Sun for help on an old story. read more

The Dickensian Aspect Season 5, Episode 6

Omar's mysterious disappearance puts Marlo's crew on full alert; Carcetti turns his attention to the plight of the homeless; Bunk interviews an old witness in connection to the row-house cases; Templeton searches for a follow-up to his front-page story. read more

React Quotes Season 5, Episode 5

Marlo celebrates a business deal while his crew anticipates a showdown with Omar; McNulty and Freamon take advantage of a development at the Sun regarding the homeless murders; trouble on the corner sends Dukie to Cutty's gym; Herc tries to make up for his past behavior by doing a favor for Carver; Davis takes his case to the court of public opinion. read more

Transitions Season 5, Episode 4

Omar returns from his self-imposed exile and begins to plot revenge for the murder of a former associate; Gus bemoans the lack of a city-court reporter when the Sun misses out on a grand-jury probe; Carcetti's desire to get rid of Burrell comes with strings attached; Freamon contacts an old partner for help with McNulty's investigation of the deaths of homeless men; Marlo has an eye on the future in his dealings with the Greeks. read more

Not for Attribution Season 5, Episode 3

Bosses at the Sun have bad news for the staff; the mayor's office leaks a story to the newspaper about a major shakeup in the police department; Marlo looks for ways to redistribute his wealth while offering to pay top dollar for information on Omar; McNulty meets with a reporter about a recent murder case; Michael takes a break from the corner for a trip to an amusement park. read more

Unconfirmed Reports Season 5, Episode 2

McNulty has a revelation after a visit to the morgue; Gus's misgivings about a story on baseball's opening day fall on deaf ears; Marlo sees a familiar face from the West Side while pursuing a business deal; Walon urges a reluctant Bubbles to share some troubling information; Chris and Snoop take advantage of the police department's budget cuts; Davis pleads with Burrell to intervene on his behalf. read more

More With Less Season 5, Episode 1

In the fifth-season premiere, cutbacks in the police department and at the Baltimore Sun newspaper send shock waves through their respective, disgruntled staffs. Meanwhile, Marlo shakes up Proposition Joe's discussion of East Side distribution, and a front-page story ties a co-op member to city council. read more

The Wire: The Last Word

Journalists, authors and critics comment on the impact of "The Wire," especially its fifth and final season, which focuses on the media. read more

The Wire Odyssey

A look at the first four seasons of "The Wire" includes comments from the cast and crew, who recall their favorite scenes and characters. read more

Final Grades Season 4, Episode 13

In the fourth-season finale, the police are overwhelmed by the vacant houses' yield. Meanwhile, Bubbles takes a protégé's fate hard, Colvin asks Wee-Bey for a big favor, Omar looks to rob Joe's co-op once again, Marlo gives Michael his first assignment, McNulty mulls a return to his old unit, Bodie voices his displeasure with the current regime and Carver runs out of time trying to help Randy. read more

That's Got His Own Season 4, Episode 12

Freamon's discovery in the vacant houses sends shivers through the chain of command; Bubbles plans to get revenge on his nemesis; Omar orchestrates a major heist; Carcetti weighs his options on the school budget crisis; Michael takes care of Namond's problem; Randy's situation takes a tragic turn. read more

A New Day Season 4, Episode 11

Herc's harassment of a black minister becomes Carcetti's first public-relations problem; Daniels turns to Freamon to reopen the major-crimes unit; Michael hatches a scheme to get back at the bullying Off. Walker; Omar gains the upper hand in dealing with Proposition Joe; Randy's predicament prompts a swift reaction from Prez. read more

Misgivings Season 4, Episode 10

Davis convinces Burrell to reassert his authority, which echoes up and down the ranks; Namond reaches out to an unexpected hand for help; Colvin's experiment is put under the microscope; Bubbles grows tired of Herc's promises; Michael's problem is solved by Chris; Bodie's street-corner advice comes back to haunt him. read more

Know Your Place Season 4, Episode 9

A recently paroled Poot gets the lowdown on the corners from Bodie; Colvin takes a trio of students into unfamiliar territory; Bubbles and Herc promise each other favors; Carcetti clashes with the council president about budget matters and realizes Burrell will not go quietly; Andre asks Proposition Joe for protection; a domestic dilemma sends Michael to Marlo. read more

Corner Boys Season 4, Episode 8

Carcetti makes the rounds with beat cops to see what works; Bunk persuades Holley to take another crack at the Omar case; Colvin convinces kids to discuss street protocol; Chris and Snoop use a local angle to root out the New York boys; Herc harasses Marlo on a quest for his missing camera; Prez laments a misguided curriculum. read more

Unto Others Season 4, Episode 7

An imprisoned Omar looks to an unlikely source for help; Prez uses unorthodox methods to get his kids to learn; Greggs surprises Norris with a break in the Braddock case; Carcetti and Royce hold a post-primary meeting; Marlo tries to figure out who's following him; Cutty comes clean at the gym about his extracurricular activities. read more

Margin of Error Season 4, Episode 6

Election Day brings out last-minute campaign tactics; Herc thinks he can catch Marlo red-handed; Colvin gets his first class of recruits; Omar's name echoes through the squad room, but McNulty is skeptical of the reason; Prez tries to keep Randy from heading down the wrong path; Namond is reluctant to become a breadwinner. read more

Alliances Season 4, Episode 5

Marlo and Chris plot revenge against Omar; another leak in the Braddock case sends the powers-that-be scrambling for cover; Randy gets spooked by ghost stories, but Dukie shows him there's nothing to fear; Marimow directs drug raids based on old evidence; Royce's loss of Watkins' support could be Carcetti's gain. read more

Refugees Season 4, Episode 4

Marlo and Royce engage in separate games of high-stakes poker; Cutty gets a side job catching truants; Greggs endures initiation rituals in the homicide division; Carcetti makes his pitch to a group of black clergy; Proposition Joe gives a tip to Omar; Bunny begins his observation at the middle school; Prez tries to connect with his class about a recent tragedy. read more

Home Room Season 4, Episode 3

Prez learns a difficult lesson during his first week at school; Bunny mulls an offer for a crime-research study; Rawls sabotages Freamon's unit; the mayor reacts to Carcetti's debate bombshell; Proposition Joe suggests reaching out to Marlo; Bunk gets a taste of McNulty's domesticated life. read more

Soft Eyes Season 4, Episode 2

Freamon ruffles a few feathers with a round of subpoenas to VIPs; Herc gets an eyeful behind closed doors at City Hall; Marlo reaches out to the neighborhood kids; Carcetti scores points during a televised debate; Wee-Bey dispenses fatherly advice to Namond. read more

Boys of Summer Season 4, Episode 1

Four West Baltimore teens get a summer education on the streets with school on the horizon. Meanwhile, Councilman Carcetti campaigns for mayor, Prez prepares for his new career as a teacher and Freamon is puzzled by the lack of violence between drug gangs. Written by series creator David Simon. read more

The Wire: Connected

A look at the series explores the characters, plot lines and realism. read more

The Wire: The Game

A look at the series focuses on the writing, research, casting and urban setting. read more

Mission Accomplished Season 3, Episode 12

News of Amsterdam reaches the public; Avon prepares for war with Marlo; Cutty comes face-to-face with Fruit (Brandon Fobbs); and Councilman Gray figures out Carcetti has political ambitions. Marlo: Jamie Hector. Gray: Christopher Mann. Bubbles: Andre Royo. read more

Middle Ground Season 3, Episode 11

Carcetti (Aidan Gillen) pays a visit to Amsterdam on a tip from Burrell; Stringer and Avon look back on a long friendship; Omar and Brother Mouzone meet face-to-face; Cutty finds help for his gym. Mouzone: Michael Potts. D'Agostino: Brandy Burre. Royce: Glynn Turman. read more

Reformation Season 3, Episode 10

Colvin deflects a reporter's questions about Amsterdam; Brother Mouzone (Michael Potts) returns to Baltimore on Omar's trail; the rift widens between Stringer and Avon; Daniels and Pearlman appeal to Judge Phelan for a new kind of wiretap; Carcetti worries that his mayoral campaign may affect his friendship with a colleague. Phelan: Peter Gerety. Omar: Michael K. Williams. Colvin: Robert Wisdom. read more

Slapstick Season 3, Episode 9

Carcetti learns that a colleague is planning to run for mayor; Bubbles wears a wire in Amsterdam; Proposition Joe intervenes in the Avon-Marlo dispute; Cutty finds an unlikely ally in his quest to open a gym; gun violence disrupts a longstanding Sunday truce. Proposition Joe: Robert F. Chew. Marlo: Jamie Hector. Gray: Christopher Mann. read more

Moral Midgetry Season 3, Episode 8

Stringer's frustrations with construction hassles are assuaged by Sen. Davis (Isiah Whitlock Jr.); Avon turns his attention to Omar; Brianna meets with McNulty; Prez's sleuthing provides concrete evidence for the detail; Cutty imagines a different career path. Brianna: Michael Hyatt. Marlo: Jamie Hector. Carcetti: Aidan Gillen. read more

Back Burners Season 3, Episode 7

Marlo (Jamie Hector) strikes back at the Barksdale gang; Carcetti calls the mayor on the witness-protection issue; Daniels is furious over his detail's reassignment; Colvin's Amsterdam project is no longer a secret; Greggs and Cheryl hit a rough patch in their relationship. Donette: Shamyl Brown. Terri: Brandy Burre. Royce: Glynn Turman. read more

Homecoming Season 3, Episode 6

Avon ups the ante in the Barksdale gang's feud with Marlo (Jamie Hector); Colvin's rules for the corner dealers still aren't sinking in; Bunk finally finds Omar (Michael K. Williams); Donette tells Brianna that she had a visit from McNulty; the mayor issues Burrell a stern warning about the rise in the city's homicides. Brianna: Michael Hyatt. Donette: Shamyl Brown. Marla: Maria Broom. read more

Straight and True Season 3, Episode 5

Colvin takes another stab at informing the dealers of his latest policies; Avon gets out of jail; Omar's influence may be waning after a recent setback; Cutty is up to his old tricks; McNulty is dismayed by Stringer's entrepreneurial acumen. Bubbles: Andre Royo. Johnny: Leo Fitzpatrick. Marlo: Jamie Hector. read more

Amsterdam Season 3, Episode 4

Bubbles (Andre Royo) canvasses the corners for Greggs; McNulty finds Stringer in unlikely company; Carcetti makes his political ambitions known; Avon attends a parole hearing with his lawyer; Colvin tells it like it is at a community meeting. Donette: Shamyl Brown. Levy: Michael Kostroff. Davis: Isiah Whitlock Jr. read more

Dead Soldiers Season 3, Episode 3

Colvin finds himself in the hot seat after a recent crime wave; Bunk searches for a wounded officer's missing gun; Cutty (Chad L. Coleman) tracks down an old friend; Daniels unveils a new target for the detail; Burrell takes the heat for the mayor after Carcetti leaks a story to the press. Fruit: Brandon Fobbs. Colvin: Robert Wisdom. Omar: Michael K. Williams. read more

All Due Respect Season 3, Episode 2

Burrell (Frankie R. Faison) is advised to play ball with Carcetti in exchange for small favors; Bodie searches for an elusive rival; McNulty probes the death of D'Angelo Barksdale; Colvin reacts to a sting operation gone awry; Greggs has second thoughts about her new home life. Cheese: Method Man. Marlo: Jamie Hector. Cutty: Chad L. Coleman. read more

Time After Time Season 3, Episode 1

Baltimore mayor Royce (Glynn Turman) puts pressure on police commissioner Burrell to keep the murder rate down. Elsewhere, the Barksdale crew eyes new territory after a public-housing project is demolished; a parolee (Chad L. Coleman) tries to start over after 14 years in prison; McNulty and Greggs search for a way to catch Stringer Bell. Burrell: Frankie R. Faison. read more

Port in a Storm Season 2, Episode 12

The dockworkers deal with a tragedy; Bunk and Ryan return to Philadelphia to search for more clues; Herc and Carver fight for respect; Stringer proceeds cautiously with a business deal; Bubbles has new information for McNulty and Greggs. Brother Mouzone: Michael Potts. Koutris: Tom Mardirosian. Sergei: Chris Ashworth. Proposition Joe: Robert F. Chew. read more

Bad Dreams Season 2, Episode 11

Daniels fumes over Landsman's blunder; Nick tries to fix a strained relationship with Vondas; Sobotka faces a difficult decision; an encounter with the detail could be trouble for the Greeks. Landsman: Delaney Williams. Omar: Michael K. Williams. Daniels: Lance Reddick. read more

Storm Warnings Season 2, Episode 10

A disgusted Valcheck turns to the FBI for help with the docks; Ziggy's bad luck continues in a deal with Double-G (Ted Feldman); Bodie has mixed emotions about a business upturn; Greggs mulls a major lifestyle change. Valcheck: Al Brown. Proposition Joe: Robert F. Chew. Aimee: Kristin Proctor. Ziggy: James Ransone. read more

Stray Rounds Season 2, Episode 9

McNulty draws a tough undercover assignment; Ziggy and Johnny Fifty try a new scam for The Greek; Valcheck blows his top when the detail alters its target; Bodie's business sense needs fine tuning. Bodie: JD Williams. Johnny Fifty: Jeffrey Pratt Gordon. Pearlman: Deirdre Lovejoy. read more

Duck and Cover Season 2, Episode 8

Bunk worries about McNulty after he reverts to his old ways; Sobotka sits down with Vondas and The Greek; Bodie and Poot see a marked decline in business; Ziggy backs down from Maui. The Greek: Bill Raymond. Maui: Lance Irwin. Ziggy: James Ransone. read more

Backwash Season 2, Episode 7

Sobotka believes the port probe to be over, but the detail is just getting started; a tragedy rocks the Barksdale empire; Pearlman considers a wiretap when presented with new evidence; Rawls tries to convince Daniels to investigate the murders. Pearlman: Deirdre Lovejoy. Prez: Jim True-Frost. Greggs: Sonja Sohn. read more

The Prologue Season 2, Episode 6

Stringer springs into action when D'Angelo wants to turn over a new leaf; Nick comes through with The Greek's latest request; Daniels is skeptical of a connection in the union probe; McNulty abandons his quest to identify one of the murder victims. D'Angelo: Larry Gilliard Jr. Vondas: Paul Ben-Victor. Daniels: Lance Reddick. read more

Undertow Season 2, Episode 5

Ziggy experiences a different kind of car trouble; Russell looks up an old acquaintance for information about the docks; Rawls has disturbing news for Bunk; Bodie is held responsible for inferior merchandise. Ziggy: James Ransone. Russell: Amy Ryan. Sobotka: Chris Bauer. read more

Hard Cases Season 2, Episode 4

Daniels organizes a reunion for the Barksdale detail, but one prominent party isn't invited; Bubbles stumbles into McNulty's search for Omar; Sobotka upbraids Nick and Ziggy for their container theft; Tilghman falls into Avon's trap. Bubbles: Andre Royo. Tilghman: Antonio D. Charity. Johnny: Leo Fitzpatrick. read more

Hot Shots Season 2, Episode 3

Prez sends out a distress signal for a new detail; D'Angelo wisely heeds his uncle's advice; Nick and Ziggy find a way to supplement their meager salaries; Omar is up to his old tricks; Bunk, Freamon and Russell hit a language barrier in their investigation of the container ship. Prez: Jim True-Frost. D'Angelo: Larry Gilliard Jr. Ziggy: James Ransone. read more

Collateral Damage Season 2, Episode 2

Rawls tries to pawn off the shipyard investigation to another jurisdiction; Wee-Bey is harassed by a prison guard; Valcheck goes after Sobotka and his union with help from above; Bunk, Freamon and Russell track a container ship to Philadelphia. Russell: Amy Ryan. Vondas: Paul Ben-Victor. Valcheck: Al Brown. read more

Ebb Tide Season 2, Episode 1

A union boss (Chris Bauer) and his nephew (Pablo Schreiber) resort to desperate measures to turn a profit on the waterfront; a dead body creates another rift between McNulty and Rawls (John Doman). Bodie: JD Williams. Nick: Pablo Schreiber. Ziggy: James Ransone. Russell: Amy Ryan. Greggs: Sonja Sohn. read more

Sentencing Season 1, Episode 13

Avon welcomes his sister (Michael Hyatt) to his new office; D'Angelo ponders a change in plans; Freamon and Bunk trace an important call; McNulty and Daniels face another obstacle. Avon: Wood Harris. D'Angelo: Larry Gilliard Jr. Bunk: Wendell Pierce. Written by David Simon and Ed Burns. Directed by Tim Van Patten. read more

Cleaning Up Season 1, Episode 12

The detail looks to pierce Avon Barksdale's inner sanctum; Daniels goes head-to-head with Burrell (Frankie R. Faison); D'Angelo takes a business trip to New York City; Wallace comes home. Avon: Wood Harris. D'Angelo: Larry Gilliard Jr. Daniels: Lance Reddick. read more

The Hunt Season 1, Episode 11

In search of favorable press, Burrell calls for drug raids all over the city; Avon notices his numbers are shrinking; Freamon smells a rat. Savino: Christopher J. Clanton. Little Man: Micaiah Jones. Wee-Bey: Hassan Johnson. Freamon: Clarke Peters. Burrell: Frankie R. Faison. read more

The Cost Season 1, Episode 10

An outsider sets up a meeting between Omar and Stringer; McNulty and Daniels worry about the safety of a witness in a murder trial; Orlando makes his move; Carver and Sydnor find one of Barksdale's stash houses; Prez displays another hidden talent. Orlando: Clayton Le Boeuf. Sydnor: Corey Parker-Robinson. Stringer: Idris Elba. Daniels: Lance Reddick. read more

Game Day Season 1, Episode 9

Avon tries to stay one step ahead of a crosstown rival; Herc and Carver lighten Wee-Bey's wallet; Freamon, Prez and Sydnor trace Barksdale's business interests; Omar makes his presence known again. Omar: Michael K. Williams. Shardene: Wendy Grantham. Wee-Bey: Hassan Johnson. Bubbles: Andre Royo. read more

Lessons Season 1, Episode 8

Omar's reputation for violence is well-earned in a showdown with Barksdale's crew; Greggs and Carver feel the sting of bureaucracy after a significant bust; McNulty gets lucky with information about Stringer. Burrell: Frankie R. Faison. Wee-Bey: Hassan Johnson. Stinkum: Brandon Price. Carver: Seth Gilliam. Omar: Michael K. Williams. read more

One Arrest Season 1, Episode 7

Avon and Stringer (Idris Elba) shut down operations in the Pit when Greggs (Sonja Sohn) acts on a tip to bust a new supply of drugs. Herc: Domenick Lombardozzi. Carver: Seth Gilliam. Avon: Wood Harris. Bird: Fredro Starr. Avon: Wood Harris. Bunk: Wendell Pierce. read more

The Wire Season 1, Episode 6

Rawls (John Doman) gets mad at McNulty all over again after a flap regarding arrest warrants; D'Angelo and Wallace (Michael B. Jordan) receive a gift from Avon; Omar's world starts to cave in around him. Omar: Michael K. Williams. D'Angelo: Larry Gilliard Jr. Avon: Wood Harris. read more

The Pager Season 1, Episode 5

Carver and Herc take Bodie (JD Williams) back into custody; Omar's crew is beginning to disappear; McNulty and Greggs get legal approval to “clone” D'Angelo's pager; Bubbles visits Johnny in rehab. Freamon: Clarke Peters. Wee-Bey: Hassan Johnson. Johnny: Leo Fitzpatrick. Orlando: Clayton LeBouef. Landsman: Delaney Williams. Carver: Seth Gilliam. Herc: Domenick Lombardozzi. read more

Old Cases Season 1, Episode 4

Bodie (JD Williams) temporarily lands in a juvenile facility after the raid; Avon plots revenge on Omar (Michael K. Williams) and his stickup crew; McNulty learns all will be forgiven if he works quickly. Rawls: John Doman. Avon: Wood Harris. Landsman: Delaney Williams. McNulty: Dominic West. read more

The Buys Season 1, Episode 3

With fashion tips from Bubbles (Andre Royo), Sydnor (Corey Parker-Robinson) goes undercover to score drugs in the projects. Also: the department plans an ill-advised raid; D'Angelo's business acumen impresses Stringer; McNulty and Greggs ask an FBI agent for surveillance equipment. Carver: Seth Gilliam. Stringer: Idris Elba. D'Angelo: Larry Gilliard Jr. Fitzhugh: Doug Olear. read more

The Detail Season 1, Episode 2

Carver, Herc and Pryzblewski abuse their authority in the Terrace; D'Angelo gets an earful from his uncle (Wood Harris) after talking to the police; Bubbles provides Greggs with vital information. Bubbles: Andre Royo. Phelan: Peter Gerety. Carver: Seth Gilliam. Herc: Domenick Lombardozzi. Pryzblewski: Jim True-Frost. Levy: Michael Kostroff. read more

The Target Season 1, Episode 1

After making comments to a judge about police procedure, McNulty (Dominic West) is assigned to a new detail created to bring down a known drug dealer (Wood Harris). Greggs: Sonja Sohn. Bunk: Wendell Pierce. Daniels: Lance Reddick. D'Angelo: Larry Gilliard Jr. Stringer: Idris Elba. read more

The Wire Episode: "The Wire: The Last Word"

Episode Synopsis: Journalists, authors and critics comment on the impact of "The Wire," especially its fifth and final season, which focuses on the media.
Original Air Date: Dec 21, 2007
Guest Cast Joe Klein Jami Floyd

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Premiered: June 02, 2002, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: A complex, impeccably acted crime drama set in Baltimore that follows the thread of a single police investigation, from the perspectives of both law-enforcement officials and the criminals they're pursuing. The Peabody-winning series was created by David Simon (`The Corner'), whose richly layered plotlines focused on the city's illegal drug trade in the first season before expanding in scope for the second to include corruption on the waterfront.

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